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Penticton Art Gallery set to host Solstice Soiree auction fundraiser

The evening promises an elegant and extravagant affair in June
Penticton Art Gallery curator and director Paul Crawford pictured during a past live auction. The gallery is hosting its a Solstice Soiree auction fundraiser on June 22. (Brennan Phillips - Western News file photo)

The Penticton Art Gallery is gearing up for its summer fundraising auction, a Solstice Soiree on June 22.

The annual auction is one of the fundraisers that allow the gallery to bring in exhibitions of artists from across Canada and beyond. These fundraisers also help support events like Ignite the Arts.

The evening features more than 110 different pieces of art so far that are open to be taken home by the end of the night.

Tickets are priced at $45, and attendees will enjoy delectable Jamaican/Caribbean-inspired cuisine by City Eats, paired with wines from Gold Hills and craft beers from Cannery Brewing.

“We will supply the fancy, so no dress code required, but we won’t stop you from dressing to the nines,” said Chelsea Terry, communications coordinator at the Penticton Art Gallery. “All we ask is people bid generously. Every bid supports our beloved gallery and the vibrant arts community.”

Among the items set to go up on the auction block are the “Double Elvis after Andy Warhol (Sunday B Morning Edition)” and a piece by David T. Alexander RCA valued at $12,500.

Early online bidding is currently open on the items and will be until June 19. To bid online, you can go to

In addition to the auction itself, the night features a new 50/50 raffle fundraiser, with exact details yet to be announced.

The gallery has also partnered with Picture This Custom Framing to offer discounts to successful bidders for their prizes.

For tickets and more information, visit

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Brennan Phillips

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Brennan was raised in the Okanagan and is thankful every day that he gets to live and work in one of the most beautiful places in Canada.
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